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Lawton, Ok. – According to the National Weather Service, snow and blowing snow could be a problem with the Dec. 22 storm system in the Ok. panhandle. In the way of precipitation, though, in southwest Oklahoma and north Texas a few raindrops might fall but northwest winds continued to dry out the area as they deposited frigid air.
The system might bring showers and thunderstorms to the eastern part of both states. The next system headed our way with possible precipitation would ge late in the week.

Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University President Dr. Cindy Ross has selected Dr. B. Don Sullivan, former C.U. provost and longtime friend of the university, to lead the commission that will coordinate the university's 2008 centennial celebration.
Sullivan retired from Cameron last year after coming to the university in 1992 where he served as Vice President for Advancement, and was selected as Provost in 2001.

Lawton, Ok. – Construction started on the 200,000 square foot Lawton/Ft. Sill Veterans Center at the corner of East Gore and Flowermound Road in April, 2001. And now the facility that sits on 80 acres and includes 200 beds expects to welcome its first resident November 7.

Lawton, Ok. – According to Cameron University Director of Economic Development Gary Miller, the turnout was good at Cameron University November 4 as the public was invited to take part in developing Oklahoma's action plan for economic development. More than 100 of the 2,000-plus who participated in the public forums that morning at Oklahoma higher education locations around the state, gathered at Cameron's Shepler Center. "And they stayed and stayed to give suggestions," said Miller.

Oklahoma City, Ok. – Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has announced the schedule of public forums on guidelines for those interested in learning more about the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts.
The meetings start at 1 p.m. with presentations by Edmondson and Assistant Attorney General Gay Tudor, and include a question and answer session.
The schedule includes Ardmore at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center October 27; Lawton at the Great Plains Technology Center October 29; and Weatherford Pioneer Center November 14.

Oklahoma City, Ok. – The first two cases of Type A Influenza have been reported by the Ok. State Department of Health in the fall of 2003.
According to health officials, that is a lot earlier than usual. The two confirmed cases were reported in Oklahoma County.
Normally there are some cases in late December with the peak of the season later in January and February.
Flu vaccine is available at county health departments and local physicians' offices.

Lawton, Ok. – In the middle of Gore Boulevard in Lawton between 3rd and 9th Streets, the lights are starting to go up with November 21 the annual holiday parade as the kickoff.
Volunteers are needed every Saturday morning to help with the work of stringing the lights and families as well as organizatins are welcome to help to decorate the Boulevard of Lights venue.
The public is invited to attend the Boulevard of Lights' Luncheon Fundraiser on Oct. 17, 11 a.m.--1 p.m. at the Outback in Lawton. For more information, call 353-BLVD.

Lawton, Ok. – The free IRS e-file electronic tax filing seminar at Cameron University's Shepler Mezzanine on Wed., Nov. 5, 9 a.m.--noon, is for businesses that currently offer the service to learn the latest information plus others interested in the process.
It will feature the benefits, new on-line account access, incentives for those offering the service and more. The panel discussion involves software developers, tax practivitionser, plus representatives of the IRS and the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
To pre-register (which is required), call (580) 355-5574, extension 233.

Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University's first attempt at early holiday shopping offerings last fall was such a success that the second annual CU Holiday Market is set for Saturday, November 8.
Plans are for the market booths to be set up on the Cameron Stadium parking lot from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Booths are free for students, campus organizations, faculty and staff with outside groups and individuals having booths for $5.00.
For more information, contact the Cameron Student Activities Office AT 580-581-2217. Preregistration is required by noon on Friday, November 7.

Oklahoma City, Ok. – Last week U. S. Senator Don Nickles said he has finally made his decision and will not run for a fifth term in the U. S. Senate.
Now decisions are being made by those who might try to fill that seat.

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